About the International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee UK is the European headquarters of the IRC global network. We support people uprooted by conflict or natural disaster to rebuild their lives quickly, safely and with dignity.


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Latest News

  • Thousands of new Pakistani refugees in Afghanistan are desperate for shelter and clean water

    Nearly a million people have been forced to leave their homes in North Waziristan, a region of northeast Pakistan, since June 14. More than 95,000 have fled to the Afghan province of Khost and another 17,000 to neighbouring Paktika province. Many of these refugees lack clean water and shelter, according... Read more

  • Middle East

    David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), said: "The breakdown of the short Gaza ceasefires raises new and acute dangers of further loss of civilian life.  The scale of death and destruction affecting civilians in Gaza, and the risks to Israeli civilians from rockets and mortars fired... Read more

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